Companies formed

Since 1997, Oxford University Innovation has been responsible for creating spinout companies based on academic research generated within and owned by the University of Oxford, and has spun out a new company every two months on average.

Over £2.1bn in external investment has been raised by Oxford University Innovation spinouts since 2010, and eleven are currently listed in London and New York.

The creation of new spinout companies, most of which are listed below, also channels millions of pounds back into University research, benefits local economic development and has created many new jobs in the region.


OxStem Immuno aims to develop small molecule drugs that augment macrophage efferocytosis in
vitro and enhance tissue repair in vivo. These therapies will supercede the need for cell transplantation
or cytokine therapy in the context of tissue repair for chronic wounds and a range of inflammatory

Incorporated in December 2018

Origin: Oxford University, Department of Physiology, Anatomy and Genetics

Contact: Adam Workman

OxStem Beta will generate novel therapies to stimulate formation of new beta cells in the pancreas
(neogenesis) by targeting pathways that are normally only active during development or following
pancreatic injury.

Incorporated in December 2018

Origin: Oxford University, Pathology

A not for profit company providing a solution and accreditation to businesses that work to bring their workforce out of multidimensional poverty

Incorporated in November 2018

Origin: Oxford University, International Development

Contact: Mark Mann

Developing a brain implant to treat a variety of diseases.

Incorporated in October 2018

Origin: Oxford University, Nuffield Department of Surgical Sciences

LED spin-out using Perovskite technology.

Incorporated in September 2018

Origin: Oxford University, Physics

Development and application of bacterial biosensors for detection and quantification of environmental contamination, including organics and metals, on-site and in real-time.

Incorporated in August 2018

Origin: Oxford University, Engineering

Contact: Andy Robertson

A company being established to commercialise Zooniverse technology

Incorporated in July 2018

Origin: Oxford University, Physics

Software development for a novel biomarker to detect coronary heart disease.

Incorporated in July 2018

Origin: Oxford University, Radcliffe department of medicine

Contact: James Groves

Cybersecurity in a post quantum world

Incorporated in July 2018

Origin: Oxford University, Mathematical Institute

Developing mass photometry - a revolutionary new way to analyse molecules. It enables the accurate mass measurement of single molecules in solution, in their native state and without the need for labels.

Incorporated in June 2018

Origin: Oxford University, Chemistry

Contact: Adam Workman

Custom made helmet using 3D printing.

Incorporated in June 2018

Origin: Oxford University, Engineering

Cocotec builds software tools, which harness the power of automated formal verification. Its product, the Coco Platform, comes with a powerful software development environment that enables developers to build their software, automatically verify whether it is correct, and then generate high quality reliable code.

Incorporated in June 2018

Origin: Oxford University, Department of Computer Science

Therapeutics biotech company developing proprietary drug delivery platform technology.

Incorporated in March 2018

Origin: Oxford University, DPAG

Contact: Paul Ashley

Developing state-of-the-art machine learning technology for autonomous vehicles and traffic modeling applications.

Incorporated in February 2018

Origin: Oxford University, Computer Science

Contact: Adrian Coles

Development of geothermal technologies

Incorporated in February 2018

Origin: Oxford University, Said Business School

Contact: Catherine Spence

Catalyst production and processes for upgrading pyrolysis oil to high octane gasoline.

Incorporated in January 2018

Origin: Oxford University, Chemistry

Contact: Jamie Ferguson, RIP


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